(Closed) wedding dress alterations

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
332 posts
Helper bee

I don’t think it looks too short at all. I looks like it touches the floor perfectly to me.

Post # 4
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

From what you posted above I would recommend going to a different seamstress for further alterations.  If you do order a second dress I would definately take it to some one else for alterations. It doesn’t sound like the person you are working with has been very helpful. Also, I don’t think the dress looks too short. Good luck and hang in there, this might be too PollyAnna-ish but thank goodness you have time to figure this out before your wedding!

Post # 5
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Is your concern that it is too short? Because it doesn’t look too short at all to me.

Post # 7
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree that it doesn’t look fitted enough through the bodice.  Don’t bother going back to the same seamstress, go somewhere else.  Look up reviews first.

Post # 9
598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree that it looks big on the bodice and especially the waist.  I would go to another seamstress.  And if they can’t make it be perfect, have you tried on a sash with the dress?  That might be able to fix it…  Worth a try…

Post # 10
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It does look a little big. I don’t think it is too short at all – but I am just wondering, why are you pursuing alterations now, when your wedding isn’t until September? My seamstress wouldn’t even look at starting alterations until 6 weeks prior to the wedding, with a fitting 3 weeks before the wedding, and a final fitting 1 week prior to the wedding.

Post # 11
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

The length looks fine, but it does look too big through the middle and bust.  I agree with Ms Mini…for my September wedding they wouldn’t see me until 6 weeks before to begin alterations.  Take a deep breath, find a new seamstress and make an appointment for late July/early August.  A good seamstress will be able to fix the dress. 

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